Right now we are in Bakersfield for combined board meetings. The Western District Board, Youth, Ladies, Home Missions, etc. all meet this week to plan and discuss the coming year. We started off Monday Night with a banquet honoring Bro. and Sis. Ronnie Mullings for their years of service to the Western District as Superintendent. A good time was had by all. The Mullings are easy people to honor because they are truly great people. Tuesday Morning started the board meetings. So, there is not a whole lot to write about right now. If you’ve ever been to meetings of this nature you know what I’m talking about. I will catch up with you all in a few days. God Bless!
Archive for October, 2007
I know we’ve all heard the saying, “when life gives you lemons, make lemonade”. Sometimes it seems rather trite, especially if someone says it to you when you are going through a great dilemma of life. There are some things we go through that you just cannot make “lemonade” out of. However, when we are going through these times of distress God does give us strength to make it through even the most trying of circumstances. This is when we simply walk by faith and not by sight or feelings. Thank God for His guiding hand when we just can’t see our way clear.
If you can’t make lemonade, maybe you could make something like this???? These were made out of lemons, grapefruit, limes and oranges.
Just go try it out for yourself. However, I am not to be held responsible for whatever you might find there. LOL The disclaimer below was taken directly from this blog.
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I just got home from the Orthopedist. This was my two week check up for my broken arm. After the radiologist took the xray she asked if I wanted to see them and I said yes. I asked her where the break was and she said, “You know, I can’t tell. You will have to ask the doctor about this.” In my mind I’m saying “Hallelujah”! The doctor came in and as we were looking at the xray he asked, “When did this happen, again?” and I said, “Two weeks ago, yesterday”. He said, “Are you sure?” I said, “Yes sir, I’m quite sure”. We chuckled and he said, “Well, this has healed up very nicely”. In my mind I am shouting “Hallelujah” again. Then he had me do a couple of exercises with my hands and arms and said “that’s amazing that you can turn your right hand like that after only two weeks. This is healing very nicely.” I told this part first because it is so fresh on my mind since I just left his office.
Now let me tell you what happened yesterday in our services. First of all when my husband got to the church for Sunday School he said he had a real urgency for the church to pray. He called the teenage and college and career classes into the sanctuary and they joined the Bible Class and we had a prayer meeting. WOW!!! Toward the end of that hour a spirit of praise and worship came in and replaced the spirit of prayer and travail that had been on the church and we began to worship. I cannot explain the power that was in the place as we worshipped the Lord. At one point my husband began to dance before the Lord and my son linked arms with him and the two of them danced. I went and joined in on the other side of my husband and we three danced together for awhile. All of a sudden I felt as if little bolts of electricity were going through my body and arm. I knew the Lord had touched me. I took my sling off and began to twirl it above my head as I danced before the Lord. God healed me as I prayed and worshipped Him. He is such an awesome God. I have had no pain since then. Thank you Jesus! God has healed me at different times in my life but nothing quite as sudden as this. The Lord healed me of allergies when I was 9 years old and He also healed me of planter warts on my feet when I was a teenager and I never had to have surgery and they have never come back. God Is So Good! Thank God for His healing power. YES! He is still performing miracles today!
There is a young man who I have seen walking in our fair city. He is usually dressed in all black. Every time I have seen him in the past I have prayed for him. “God, I don’t know that boy’s name, but you do. Please make a way for me to talk to him or bring him in contact with someone from our church so he can find truth.” That has been my usual prayer for him. He always looks so lonely and my heart has gone out to him.
We are in a series of special services right now with Tim Williams and so last night we had church. I was helping with the praise team (since I can’t play the organ right now) and as we were singing, “When I think about the Lord, how he saved me, how he raised me…….Makes me want to shout, Hallelujah……” (I know it’s old, but it still works sometimes). I looked up and in walked my “dressed all in black friend”. I nearly jumped out of my skin. After service I went back to him and said, “I want to meet you”. He told me his name and I told him mine and then told him that I have prayed for him every time I have seen him walking in town. His eyes welled with tears. He didn’t quite know how to respond so I told, “God loves you and that is why He had me pray for you.” He thanked me and I walked away. But, Oh!!!! Now I have a name to put with my prayers. There is no telling what God has in store for this young man. I love it when God answers prayers like that.
But verily God hath heard me; he hath attended to the voice of my prayer.
Last week when the doctor told me he wanted to take another xray this Monday to see if I would need surgery on my arm, my husband said, “We are praying that the bone doesn’t move and there will not have to be surgery.” The doctor looked at us and said, “well, you can pray. I don’t know if it works, but it can’t hurt I guess”. So, today he showed us the new xrays and said, “the bone has not moved so surgery will not be necessary.” He wants to take another one next Monday but he said that this past week was the crucial week and that usually the bone does not move the second week. He just wants to make positively sure. We paid the bill for the office visit and the doctor said, “thank-you folks” and my husband shook his hand and said, “Doctor, prayer works”! The doctor just smiled and didn’t say anything but his look said, “well, I’m glad you believe that, but……” However, I KNOW that prayer works! God is good and I am so thankful I do not have to have surgery. Thank you all for your prayers.